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Mercer Mayer began writing and illustrating children’s books in 1966, and since then, he has published over 300 titles. Readers can open any of his award-winning books and out may pop dragons, cuddly monsters, wonderful creatures, and endearing critters. Drawing from his own childhood adventures for inspiration, Mayer created one of children’s books’ most cherished characters, Little Critter. He lives in Connecticut.


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All by Myself (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter wants to show you all the things he can do for himself in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s tying his shoes, coloring a picture, or riding his bike, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to teach... Read More
 





All That I Can Be (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

A perfect graudation gift all about growing up, featuring the one-and-only, Little Critter!
 
Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter and his little sister wonder how things will be when they grow up in these funny and heartwarming classic stories. Featuring When I Get Bigger and When I Grow Up, this two-in-one picture book... Read More
 





Happy Easter, Little Critter (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is celebrating Easter in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s dyeing eggs, searching for baskets, or snacking on sweets, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to celebrate the Easter holiday! Read More
 





I Just Forgot (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is having a very forgetful day in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s forgetting his lunchbox, forgetting to put on his rain boots, or forgetting to turn off the water, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to... Read More
 





I Was So Mad (Little Critter)
Written by Ron Miller
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is having quite the grumpy day in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s cranky on the slide or stubborn in the sandbox, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to teach children about their emotions! Read More
 





It's Bedtime, Little Critter (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

A Mercer Mayer Little Critter book featuring 2 classic bedtime stories in 1!

Mercer Mayer's Little Critter is getting ready for bed in these classic, funny, and heartwarming stories. Featuring Just Go to Bed and What a Bad Dream, this two-in-one picture book is an endearing tribute to bedtime and all the... Read More
 





Just a Little Critter Collection (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Hardcover

Celebrate 40 years of Little Critter® with seven classic stories in one book, including: Just for You (the very first Little Critter® story!); Just Go to Bed; All by Myself; I Was So Mad; When I Get Bigger; Just a Mess; and I Just Forgot. This 176-page hardcover collection is a... Read More
 





Just a Mess (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter has made quite the mess in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s shoving junk under the bed, cramming toys in the closet, or overstuffing drawers with clothes, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to teach kids about... Read More
 





Just for You (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is trying his best to be a help to his mother in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s trying to make breakfast, mow the lawn, or carry the groceries, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect gift for Mother’s... Read More
 





Just Go to Bed (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is not looking forward to bedtime in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether it’s time for him to stop playing and take a bath, or when he puts up a fuss getting into is jammies, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story... Read More
 





Just Going to the Dentist (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is having a checkup at the dentist in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s having an X-ray taken, getting a teeth cleaning, or finding a cavity, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to help allay any fears... Read More
 





Just Grandma and Me (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Celebrate Mother's Day - and your Grandma - with this classic Little Critter book!

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is spending a day at the beach with his grandma in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Celebrating the special bond between a grandparent and grandchild, this beloved story is the perfect gift for... Read More
 





Just Grandma, Grandpa, and Me (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

A loving tribute to the special bond between grandparents and their grandchildren.

Mercer Mayer's Little Critter is spending the day with Grandma and Grandmpa in these classic, funny, and heartwarming stories. Featuring Just Grandma and Me and Just Grandpa and Me, this two-in-one picture book is an endearing look at all of... Read More
 





Just Grandpa and Me (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Join Little Critter and his grandpa in this big-city adventure!

Family fun and love are in abundance when Little Critter and his grandfather head to the big city! Little Critter sure is little, but he’s a big help to his grandfather. Little Critter holds his hand so his grandfather doesn’t get lost... Read More
 





Just Me and My Babysitter (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is about to meet his new babysitter in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether they’re making popcorn, playing checkers, or putting on jammies, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to help children become comfortable with their babysitter! Read More
 





Just Me and My Buddies (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

A two-in-one Mercer Mayer collection featuring the classics Just My Friend and Me and Just My Puppy and Me, now available for the very first time!
 
Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is spending time with his best friend and his new puppy in these classic, funny, and heartwarming stories. Featuring Just... Read More
 





Just Me and My Dad (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is going on a camping trip with his dad in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he and his dad are canoeing, fishing, or building a campfire, parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect gift for Father’s Day . . ... Read More
 





Just Me and My Little Brother (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is thinking about all the things he and his new little brother will do together in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether the brothers go trick-or-treating, build a snowman, or ride bikes together, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect... Read More
 





Just Me and My Mom (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Head to the big city with Little Critter and his mom in this adventurous picture book! 

Mercer Mayer's Little Critter is spending a special day with his mom in this classic, funny, and heartwarming story. Whether the duo is at the museum, the aquarium, or the toy store, both parents and children... Read More
 





Just Me and My Mom/Just Me and My Dad (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

This deluxe storybook features two Little Critter stories in one book! In the first story, Little Critter enjoys a day in the city with his mom. Then flip the book over to read about Little Critter's very first camping trip with his dad. Read More
 





Just Me and My Puppy (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter has a brand-new puppy in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s teaching the new pup tricks, giving him a bath, or curling up with him at bedtime, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to teach children about... Read More
 





Just My Brother, Sister, and Me (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter spends time with his brother and sister in these classic, funny, and heartwarming stories. Featuring Just Me and My Little Brother and Me Too!, this two-in-one picture book is an endearing tribute to brothers and sisters and the fun memories they create. Read More
 





Just My Friend and Me (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is inviting his best friend over to play in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether these buddies are climbing trees, playing basketball, or riding bikes, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to teach children about being a good... Read More
 





Just Shopping With Mom (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

A classic Little Critter book perfect for Mother's Day!

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is off to the grocery store with his mom and siblings in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he wants to push the cart, pick the best apples, or get his sister out of the candy aisle, both... Read More
 





Little Critter Sleeps Over (Little Critter)
Written by Mercer Mayer
Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
Trade Paperback

Mercer Mayer's Little Critter is invited to spend the night at a friend's house—but will he be able to sleep in a strange place? This full-color Step 2 reader book will help young children ages 4-7 deal with their first time away from home. Read More
 

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